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Love came down at Christmas

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Love came down at Christmas, to words by Christina Rossetti, was written in the late 1960s at the request of OUP. ‘I seem to remember that Christmas was approaching’, says Rutter, ‘and Oxford University Press got to thinking that there’d been no new carol from me that year—so duly commissioned one!’.

from notes by Andrew Green © 2001

Sur un texte de Christina Rossetti, Love came down at Christmas vit le jour dans les années 1960 sur une commande de l’OUP. «Il me semble que Noël approchait», raconte Rutter, «et OUP se rendit compte qu’aucun nouveau carol n’avait vu le jour cette année-là—et en commandita rapidement un!».

extrait des notes rédigées par Andrew Green © 2001

Love came down at Christmas auf einen Text von Christina Rossetti entstand Ende der 1960er Jahre auf Verlangen von OUP. „Wenn ich mich recht entsinne, rückte die Weihnachtszeit näher“, sagt Rutter. „Man überlegte bei OUP, daß es in dem Jahr kein einziges neues Carol gegeben hatte, und gab sogleich eines in Auftrag!“

aus dem Begleittext von Andrew Green © 2001


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